It’s great to be a giver, a helper, but if you only ever give help and never let yourself ask for help then eventually you will feel shame for having any needs at all. Let’s say it another way- if we don’t practice the vulnerability of admitting our own limitedness and need, then we will convince ourselves that to need is to be weak and we will shame ourselves for not being able to do it all by ourselves all the time. We cannot fully experience the gift of love if we only give it and never let ourselves receive it. Let yourself believe and experience the truth that you are worthy of love and belonging. #cultivatelove#worthyofloveandbelonging#thegiftsofimperfection
You came and dug
Hollowed me out
Like my heart was a piece
Of petrified wood
And you wanted to save
Any sap that was possibly left.
Any last bit of the salve of love.
The cavern of my being
And lifted up
The shell of my heart.
Long encased in stone and
You blew the dust away
And breathed life into stone.
After all, if anyone knew
How to give life to stone
It would be You.
You resuscitated this heart
Until it was Your breath
From between cracked
When I was filled with nothing
So I do.
I sing of the only thing I know
I sing of the only thing I have.
Gentle, tender, the love & care I render..
Allowing myself to feel free at any given moment
A second of silence becomes minutes of perfection in any which way
A reinvention of my blessings
I have created space for positive change + possibilities into manifesting my dreams. Every time it’s as if I take steps back to see just how big, the BiG picture is
I find meaning in what’s near, I find gratitude in every corner. My heart goes through bursts of emotion every waking day & I sense the purity of life + the will to continue to cherish the very miracle of my being. I have enjoyed countless sessions of healing that I crave new walls.. & these walls will be my home. Renewed strength & restoring balance.. I seek only positive transformation & establish emotional security within. Unexpected news revealed rapid manifestation that I squeal with joy inside. Soon those walls will engulf it’s bright sunshine within ~ my fur babies + mi amor + my heart💫💚💫
happy new moon in sag✨
Happy AY yog-anniversary to this pretty lady!
Jess is a woman of many talents; teacher of yoga, amazing chef (we mean UH-MAZING), and loving mother of two fur babies is just a few ways we recognize her.
Today we celebrate Jess and 3 years of teaching and supporting the community as an AY instructor. Thank you for being such a gem, Jess! We honor all that you are and are so happy to have you as part of the AYC Family. Om namaste.
Catch a class with Jess at the following times:
MON 7pm - 815pm // Deep Stretch
THR 7pm - 815pm // Deep Stretch
Guess who’s Birthday it is?!?! That’s right...It’s MINE!
Reflecting on this past year, I can’t help but be filled with gratitude for all the amazing people who have created such beautiful memories with me.
This year has been nothing less than an adventure filled with laughter, love, and joy. There have also been hard moments but the good definitely out weighs the bad!
Thank you to everyone who has made the last year in my twenties absolutely amazing!
Goodbye Twenties, Hello Thirty!
Here I stood upon the same land my ancestors once stood... on sacred land preserved with love, care, and dignity. Surrounded by cannabis, yams, peppers, and bananas... I felt hungry for more. As a Black woman, with an extensive science background, degree, and certifications; I knew I was not valued in the space I chose to be in. In this moment I realized that I was on the path of #becoming another #HiddenFigure of this dishonorable “industry”. In this moment, I chose to honor Mother Earth, my ancestors, myself, and The Plant 🌱.
When I look back to the person I was to the person I am now..it took a lot work to get here but also took a huge amount of recognition in myself that I had to change.
Quick to anger. Unhappy and negative with myself. Tired and worn out. Stressed. So many things I beat myself up about that controlled way to much of me.
But now, I use my workouts to relive my stress.
I pay better attention of what foods I put into my body so I have better energy.
I poured my mind into books, podcasts, and positive affirmations to build myself up.
It didn’t happen overnight, and it’s still something I building myself up with, but I truly believed those actions I started years before, created a stronger, healthier mind, body and soul for me.
And because of it, when my world got turned upside down and sideways from losing my dad and also losing where I thought my life was gonna go...it didn’t cause me to lose sight of myself. I just picked myself up and continued on my journey to be the best version I could be.
I’m not perfect..but really, I don’t want to be perfect.
I want to be me, imperfectly made, showing my battle scars and rising above it all.
If you are struggling with the hard stuff right now, I’m here to tell you each day will get better, but you have to willingly choose to not let those circumstances define you or your story!
You get to choose who you want to be and how things make you feel.
It’s okay to be sad but you don’t have to let it consume you and be all you are.
Keep your head up. Keep choosing to find the joys. Unfortunately life isn’t easy but, my friend, there’s a lot of good in it too. You just have to find it💫
Aprendi a cuidar de mim. Sim, não foi fácil. Isso hoje é prazeroso. É fonte de vida. A maioria das pessoas olham o corpo mas não se importam com a essência. Desejam ter um corpo assim mas não trabalham para ter. Seja o corpo do outro, seja o seu próprio. Na verdade o que tem valor é o respeito que devemos ter conosco mesmo e com nossos semelhantes. Não inveje. Não desdenhe. Aprenda a encontrar sua beleza interior que ela surgirá naturalmente no seu exterior. Isso sim é ser belo.
Date night! It is so important to make time for each other once you have a baby... or really, even if you don't have a baby. While we love that little boy more than anything in the world, this relationship is the most important! Isaiah deserves to have two parents that love each other and love him! It's not always that easy...which is why it is so important to have date nights! Cultivate the love!
Find your tribe & love them hard ✨
Prior to AYC I had a long period of trying to find a place of community where everyone could come together to become their best self and have fun along the way.
Insert joining the AYC team: I am my happiest version, more confident, blissed out on the regular, and have many, new beautiful friends.
If you haven’t tried yoga or cycle, I promise you, you are missing out on a side of yourself I don’t want you to miss in your lifetime. Defeat anxiety, lose body fat, feel gratitude, be comfortable in your own skin, surprise yourself, be in awe of your body, meet amazing people you may keep a lifetime.
В сети так много ярых активистов и пропагандистов с горящими идеями «ПРОТИВ»:
Против самих себя... Ну зачем же так противиться?) Я вот за то, чтобы делать и думать «ЗА»!
💡За чистую планету!
💡За красивых людей!
💡За здоровые поколения!
💛За любовь в конце концов!)
Куда направлено внимание, туда течёт и энергия, исполняются желания🔮
〰️А вы ЗА или ПРОТИВ по жизни? 〰️ Nowadays there is so much propaganda “AGAINST” something:
Against people ... Well, why do we resist so?)
I am here to do and think something “FOR”!
🌏FOR our clean planet!
💁♀️FOR beautiful people!
🌱FOR healthy generations!
🎨FOR self expression!
Finally, FOR love🖤
Where the focus goes, there energy flows🔮 〰️Are you AGAINST or FOR something in life?